Samuel Edward Dawson
|Samuel Edward Dawson|
June 1, 1833|
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Died||February 9, 1916
Westmount, Quebec, Canada
|Title||President of the Royal Society of Canada|
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of Benjamin Dawson and Elizabeth Gardner, Dawson moved with his family to Montreal in 1847. Dawson worked with his father in his father's bookstore called Benjamin Dawson and Son. After his father retired in 1860, Dawson went into a partnership with his brother and the firm was renamed Dawson Brothers. In 1889, Dawson left the firm.
Dawson was a founder of the Dominion Note Company in 1879 and of the Montreal News Company. In 1891, he was appointed Queen’s Printer which was equivalent as a deputy minister. He retired in 1908.
- "Samuel Edward Dawson". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
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